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10 years later

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls

Wow, time flies. Looking back, did I really think that Roller Derby would still be with us? The thought didn’t cross my mind at the time. It was something new, exciting, emerging at just the right time.
My involvement with Derby didn’t occur until later in the year, 19th October to be exact, and I remember the day clearly, but this post isn’t about me. It’s about the team I first got involved with, a team just starting out, everyone finding their feet together, forging its identity. Sheffield Steel Rollergirls, one of the few teams in the country at the time, along with teams like the Middlesbrough Milk Rollers (Middlesbrough Roller Derby), Lincolnshire Bombers Rollergirls, Leeds Roller Dolls (Leeds Roller Derby), Central City Rollergirls, formed part of the second wave of Roller Derby.
London Rollergirls had been started a couple of years before and were the team everyone in the UK looked up to, almost mythical.
I remember talking to the members of SSRG at…

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